The White House is at a loss for words.
After the White House was found lying about two separate matters, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg had a difficult time answering questions during an interview on CNN.
During a press briefing on Monday, Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated that, depending on whose data one examines, energy costs are responsible for anywhere between 66 percent and 70 percent of the inflation numbers. “A large part of that is the result of… President Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and the impact on the global energy markets.”
In addition to this, she argued that nobody could have foreseen the extraordinary rise in inflation that occurred. Well, I'm pretty sure President Trump warned about it.
PSAKI: "I don't think anyone could've predicted a year ago" that inflation would soar to record highs.
...even liberal economists predicted it. pic.twitter.com/R8MrWHCc1i
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Additionally, late in 2021, when experts began to sound the alarm about inflation, the Biden regime responded by saying that the problem was "transitory." Even more damning, on May 1, 2022, the New York Times published an article claiming that in April of 2021, Biden was given a warning concerning inflation, but he ignored it.
According to the report, Biden's chief pollster had issued a warning to him that immigration and inflation were becoming increasingly problematic:
Mr. Biden’s lead pollster was already sounding the alarm that even with the early successes, certain gathering threats could sink support for the president and his party.
“Immigration is a growing vulnerability for the president,” John Anzalone and his team warned in a package of confidential polling, voter surveys and recommendations compiled for the White House. “Voters do not feel he has a plan to address the situation on the border, and it is starting to take a toll.”
Within a month, there was another stark warning. “Nearly nine in 10 registered voters are also concerned about increasing inflation,” said another memo obtained by The New York Times.
The series of confidential polling data and weekly memos presented to Mr. Biden’s inner circle from April of last year to January.
After Psaki was found to have lied (not like she cares, she's leaving anyway), Mayor Pete went on CNN, and even he could not find the words to adequately describe the situation.
Buttigieg had a hard time coming up with an explanation when Don Lemon from CNN asked him if the spending of the government has a lot to do with inflation. Of course, it did! That's 90% of the problem!
"Did [Biden's $1.9 trillion spending spree] contribute to inflation, as economists say?"
BUTTIGIEG: "Look, I, uh, think that historians and economists will be debating the early 2020s and what happened for many years and decades." pic.twitter.com/SvcINtixyj
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